The TV show is almost over, I glance at the clock; eight thirty. I lean my head on the couch and close my eyes, I'm starting to consider falling asleep too. My arm drapes across the couch where Lyric is. I hope she won't mind.
She wakes up and I remove my arm from her. She looks up at me with big eyes and smiles. She sits up and stretches. "Sorry about falling asleep on you."
I smile, "No problem."
"What time is it?"
"Uh, eight thirty two."
She slowly nods to herself, then stands up. "Ok, thanks for dinner but I think I need to get home."
Well there goes falling asleep on the couch with her. I nod and stand up with a small laugh, "I figured. Well, let me walk you home.
She laughs, "I think I can walk a couple of feet by myself."
"But it's dark, you never know what kind of creeps will try and grab you." Then again, I may just grab her and have here watch a couple more episodes with me. I never realized how lonely I was.
She raises an eyebrow at me but sighs and I smile. I beat her to the door and open it for her. Once outside the cold, cold, air hits us and I can see a shiver run through her.
"I'm never going to get used to this," I comment, "I'm from Southern Texas."
"Really? Cool." she says.
Within the time of this conversation we're already at her house. She thanks me again for dinner and I hear myself ask for her number. She invites me inside and I'm a little awed at all of the art hanging on the walls. There's a music note where I would assume a signature would be so I'm pretty sure they're all Lyrics. She hands me a sticky note shaped like a paint pallet. I can't hide my smile at it.
I'm halfway out of her house when something pops into my mind, I turn back to her and give her a half smile. "Can I get a hug goodnight?"
She rolls her eyes and nods, she walks into my arms and I squeeze her a little tighter before I let go. She smiles up at me and I wave goodbye to her as I walk away.
I get back inside and sit back on the couch. Damn, I already miss her. This is just a little crush, I remind myself, in a little while you're going to be on tour and you'll have to say goodbye.
I fall asleep on the couch.